Maryland health advocates laud Supreme Court’s ACA decision
The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
Frosh urges Supreme Court to save Obamacare
With the nation facing a severe health crisis, the U.S. Supreme Court should not scrap the entire Affordable Care Act if the justices deem unconstitutional the federal law’s provision mandating that individuals buy health insurance, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh stated in papers filed with the high court last week. The ACA’s controversial individual […]
Supreme Court to decide the fate of Obama-era health care law
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won’t come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states […]
Violence, threats afflict family-law attorneys
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Don’t expect to see many ‘Trumpcare’ health insurance policies in Md.
The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums.
Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. The decision, announced in a filing in a federal […]
Hogan joins bipartisan call to reject repealing Obamacare
The group of 11 state leaders called on federal lawmakers to work to fix the system, stabilize insurance markets and include them in crafting the solution.
How we got here on health insurance
Before we all dive into the details of the long-awaited Senate Republican proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as “Obamacare,” let’s take care of one important piece of related business. The backdrop to this proposal, of course, is the GOP’s full-throated assertion that Obamacare is imploding, falling of its own weight, […]
House passes Obamacare repeal in razor-thin GOP victory
House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from President Donald Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate, where it has little […]
After ruling, Obamacare still a work in progress in Md.
Thursday’s Supreme Court decision was a win for supporters of the Affordable Care Act, but advocates and officials in Maryland — where consumers weren’t in danger of losing insurance subsidies —are still working to implement the law’s goals. The cost of care remains high, improvements are needed to the state’s health insurance marketplace, and further […]
Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or in the words of a dissenting […]
Ramesh Ponnuru: Court’s Obamacare dilemma
Opinions about the big Obamacare case the Supreme Court heard this week are highly polarized. But the court could find a way to split the difference between the conservative and liberal readings of the law -- and that might be the worst of all worlds.